Big words from nhl scouts on future hawk

Published May 11, 2023 at 1:10
BY JOSHUA
     
The NHL Central Scouting diligently researches future prospects and eligible draftees to ensure that everyone is informed about who is available and what skillsets they bring to the league's rosters on draft day.


One notable prospect in this year's draft is Connor Bedard, who has been praised by NHL Central Scouting for his impressive set of skills.

Not only is Bedard a tough player who can deliver hits, but he also has a great shot and can impose his will on the ice, much like McDavid.


While it's a positive thing to be compared to the best player in the NHL, the hype surrounding Bedard may cause some fans to become overly critical if he underperforms in his first season.

However, the scouts are likely correct in their assessment and Bedard should have no trouble adjusting to the NHL.

Tim Campbell, who joined Central Scouting in 2019-20. "Bedard's size (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) at the next level won't be an issue either, because he's like a tank. He's solid, rolls off hits and can counter-hit people. He's like a running back in the NFL. He can take hits and he's good at protecting himself."

"A lot of kids try to shoot (like Bedard) but nobody can whip it the way he does, stand still when he does that change of pace, where he snaps it from almost the center of his body," Damphousse said. "It screws with the goalie."/q>

"I saw Sidney Crosby and I didn't think I'd ever see a junior player that would be as dominant as that, and then I saw Connor McDavid and thought I'd never see another player that dominant. But here comes Connor Bedard," Central Scouting director David Gregory said.
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